Christiane F. (1981)

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Avg Rating: 4.7 / 5. Voted: 53

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AKA: Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo; We Children from Bahnhof Zoo
Directed by: Uli Edel
Starring: Natja Brunckhorst (Christiane), Thomas Haustein (Detlev), Christiane Reichelt (Babsi), Jens Kupha (Axel)
Country: Germany, European Cinema
Language: German (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 02:10:59
Genres: Based on a True Story, BDSM, Drugs, Gay, Prostitution, Old-Young, Teensploitation

Plot – Spoilers:
Based on a true story, 13 year-old Christiane lives with her mother and younger sister in a Berlin apartment that depresses her. Though her parents are separated, she shares a fairly decent relationship with her mother and opts to stay with her rather than with Dad, even when her sister moves in with him.

A friend takes Christiane one night to a newly opened happening club. Here she meets Detlev who is kind to her when she’s handling a trip like an embarrassing noob. The two then begin hanging out together and briefly break up when Detlev starts doing heroin. But by now, Christiane is in love with him and in an attempt to connect with him on the same plane, she tries heroin. From here, her spiral takes her to Zoo Station, a railway station where junkies and teen boys and girls hang out to prostitute themselves to anyone who’ll have them.

Favorite Scenes:
Christiane, Detlev and friends whiling the night away to Bowie’s Heroes. As dawn breaks, Christiane looks on innocently at the adult world as it prepares for a new day of work and routines that seem so cut off from the happy place she’s in right now.

25 thoughts on “Christiane F. (1981)

  • October 11, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    I have seen this film so many times, it is an excellent movie, very realistic – I should know, I have been a heroin addict myself. Great performance from the actor who plays Christiane. Thanks for posting and such an awesome site I just discovered tonight.

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    • September 1, 2020 at 3:53 pm
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      I’m just about to see the full movie. I saw the video allready, but not yet the full version of the movie. I also read the book. And I must agree. I saw in her some kind of an alter-ego, allthough I mostly did amphetamine and cocaine, just rarely, a couple of times exactly, I tried out heroine. But I surely know a lot about the drug-scene.

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  • December 28, 2019 at 8:34 am
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    Wow, an adult at 14?!
    Good movie!

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  • March 1, 2020 at 11:23 pm
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    good movie could use better translations though.

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  • May 27, 2020 at 6:40 am
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    God i love this site. Also this is such a realistic movie. I never touched heroin because i knew it would do this. I struggled with other addictions but still. Don’t let this site go down!

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  • August 19, 2020 at 3:42 pm
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    This movie reminds me of the song by Smashing Pumpkins – Try, Try, Try….

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  • September 1, 2020 at 7:26 am
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    Powerful film, intense realistic performances. If this story is not enough to deter you away from heroin, nothing will.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:39 am
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    this movie is heartbreaking omg

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  • October 25, 2020 at 9:52 pm
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    READ THE BOOK … it is MORE POWERFULL than this stupid movie . I just did it and it NOT COMPARE to this !!! TRUST ME !!! READ THE BOOK !!!

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  • October 27, 2020 at 7:42 pm
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    This was totally my childhood.. with fewer drugs.
    I love this movie, btw— thanks for uploading it, admins 🙂

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  • November 15, 2020 at 6:37 am
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    It was suppose to me be playing on TMC AND 3:15 in the morning. I saw siskel and every rave about what a powerful film it was . I’m surprised after 44 years of life I’ve never heard of this movie. It lived up to the hype

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  • November 22, 2020 at 10:28 am
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    Long and boring. Who cares if junkies or alcoholics die. It’s too many people around and there is no room for garbage. Beside all they do is being a burden to society and pitty crime. Wasting of taxpayers money.

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    • November 23, 2020 at 11:38 am
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      jeez you’re fucking heartless. movie aside, how can you even say that about human beings?

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      • November 24, 2020 at 1:17 am
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        the selfish and privileged often fail to see the bigger picture of humanity. Most of them are right wing based.

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        • December 18, 2020 at 3:32 am
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          The selfish and privileged make the tastiest bitter HomoWurst, as in Sapien, but darn. that’s just my serial killer alter ego talking smack!

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        • January 5, 2021 at 2:58 am
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          And the left are often self-righteous, entitled, hypocritical scabs.

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          • January 5, 2021 at 8:26 pm
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            They certainly are! And their constant virtual signaling is manufactured and tedious. Not a one of these fake-ass whiners contributes anything even remotely positive to society but they all have the audacity to point fingers and place blame for their own obvious short-comings. Is it any wonder these people are rapidly becoming one of the most despises groups in all of history? The entire world is starting to see through their mock outrage and perpetual victimhood… and frankly, we’re getting pretty goddam sick of it.

  • December 18, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    Tragic, realistic film. As a recovering addict with over 22 years clean, where there is breath there is always hope for recovery,

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  • January 5, 2021 at 2:57 am
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    Jeez. this seems like a meeting place for current or former drug addicts.
    Good movie.

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  • January 16, 2021 at 1:32 am
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    Is heroin that good? Dam I’ll stick to the kush tho

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  • January 24, 2021 at 1:20 am
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    Great movie 8.1/10

    There is another one about heroin addiction that may actually be a 10/10 called ‘Requiem for a dream’

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  • January 28, 2021 at 5:22 am
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    Really good movie, i really liked it.

    It shows how important are the people you surround yourself with, in shaping your views and character. If you hang out with a bunch of fucking junkies, you are gonna end like them too at some point, just to “fit” in. And how people are easily influenceable by their “friends” (especially women)

    The moment a person start taking and getting addicted to drugs, they lose their humanity and should be treated as human garbage. Why the fuck should i treat them with “respect”, when they don’t even respect themselfs?

    Losing their morality, start being a danger to society, their families and to themselfs. And a lot of them acts, like because they do drugs, they are “mature” or know shit about life lmao there’s nothing mature about taking drugs. Is pathetic and low life.

    Anyway, great movie. To the next one.

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